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How To Breed Your Dog

Watch more Dog Care & Grooming 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to breed your dog with this information. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Know your breed Learn all you can about your dog's breed, including temperament, silhouette, hair texture, and color. Learn which characteristics dominate and determine which ones you want to avoid. Step 2: Expect little profit Expect little if any profit from breeding your dog. Typically, the owner of the male dog, or sire, incurs no cost and receives the pick of the litter as payment. The owner of the female dog, or dam, pockets income from sales of the remaining puppies, or whelps, but incurs all vet and boarding costs (including de-worming and shots). Step 3: Locate a mate Find a suitable breeding mate for your dog. Exchange pedigrees with the other dog's breeder. Tip Peak breeding ages are two years for males and three to four years for females. Avoid breeding immature pups. Step 4: Prepare the female Wait for the female to go into heat. Symptoms include discharge from the vagina and swelling of the vulva. The most fertile time for the female is nine to 12 days following the onset of heat. Step 5: Shave under tail Shave under the tail of the female to improve your chance for success, especially when breeding a long-haired dog. Step 6: Introduce the animals Allow the two dogs to get comfortable with each other. Sequester them in the breeding enclosure for a day or two. Tip Conduct the breeding in the sire's territory. This will help him to perform at his best. Step 7: Impregnate the female Let nature take its course, or use an artificial insemination kit. With direct contact, the handler must hold the male and position the dog's penis to ensure maximum penetration and prevent injury. Step 8: Do it again After 48 hours, allow the dogs to repeat the mating process to increase the likelihood of success. Step 9: Avoid false pregnancy Don't be fooled by false pregnancy. Get a canine pregnancy test after four to five weeks. Step 10: Learn about whelping Prepare to deliver the whelps -- research the breed beforehand so you know what to expect. Did You Know? The American Kennel Club sponsors a program to encourage the development of new and rare canine breeds.
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